I’ve had a really good week so far so thank God for that! I hope you all have as well. I’ll like to share a bit of what the Holy Spirit’s been teaching me recently- both from His Word and through experiences.
Today something really funny happened. I went to see a friend from the Christian Union at my university and his other friends were there with him. Suddenly as we all were in a conversation i had this vague vision of a name as i looked at Him. The name was ‘Keith Luker’. Now i wasn’t sure if this was just me or if God was trying to tell me something through this but to be sure i went on google and found out that He was a real person! Keith Luker is apparently a prophetic musician and you can probably find videos of Him on youtube of some of His songs.
So what next? What could God be trying to say to me? Earlier on, i saw steam somewhere in His house, and suddenly i was reminded of the Shekinah glory cloud in the Bible. Never seen this cloud but heard of many stories were this glory cloud has actually rolled into meetings and then people in these meetings would be on the floor face down because of the weight of God’s glory. Yes its heavy. Hebrew word for glory is ‘Kabod’ and it literally means ‘weight’. If you have experienced the Holy Presence of God you would know this because you will feel its weight on you. In case you’re not sure if this is biblical- it says in Exodus 40:34-35-
‘Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle’
Anyway, without wasting words, i read an article written by this prophetic musician, Keith Luker and He was talking about how He would be minister in churches with just a guitar and people would come back telling Him they heard many instruments playing and other people singing. If you’re thinking its angels- yes i thought the same when i read that.
Yes i’m getting to the point be patient :P. Basically, there would be an open heaven over this man when He ministers, and people will get healed. In case you didn’t know the Bible says angels are ministering spirits for the saints so when they show up they minister to the saints- which is you and me! Exciting ain’t it?
The Holy Spirit was really teaching me from all of this what it looks like to live under an open heaven. Many times you hear people pray for an open heaven but actually i would like to know who closed the heavens! I used to pray like this until i finally realised that the heavens were torn apart the moment i was raised to sit together with Christ in heavenly places! Yes heaven is always open to you if Jesus abides in you!
I’m starting to realise that everything we go to church for on sundays are actually available everyday of the week. I don’t know about you but if i go to a church, i go to encounter God first and foremost before anything else. But do you know you can encounter God everyday and everywhere? Do you know that the veil was really torn apart because of what Jesus actually did for you? Do you know you have access to all of Heaven’s resources? Did you know you didn’t have to be earthly-minded? Actually the Bible says we should ‘Set our minds on things above not on things on the earth’.
When the Holy Spirit gives a revelation of what a life lived beyond the veil looks like it changes everything! Yes and you’re called to ask God for an open heaven over the dark parts of your cities! What would it look like if the glory cloud rolled into the nightclubs or the banks or the schools or the brothels or the shopping malls?
What if you believe that You truly were the temple of the Holy Spirit and that His glory could actually fill you? What if we carried the glory of God like we are called to into the darkest places on earth, without grieving or quenching the fire of the Holy Spirit that burns in us so brightly? What if you believed that when you walked into a room the atmosphere could be changed because you were a yielded vessel of clay that carried the glory of God?
What if this is how the scripture will be fulfilled that says, ‘So shall the whole earth be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea'(Habakkuk 2:15). What if?
You might ask like how i like to ask when i hear exciting news like this- what next?
Well, live a life beyond the torn veil. Spend time with your Father and His holy beautiful Son, Jesus. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit. This is what you were created for- to dwell in His presence, to bathe in His love, to hear His sweet voice! You were designed for God- to enjoy Him. To drink of the river of His pleasures(Psalm 36:8)! This lovely fellowship was broken because of sin in the beginning, but thank God for the cross of Jesus! I’ll end with an invitation to the feast of God’s love and pleasures from Isaiah 55-
Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing].
2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].